This works introduces layer jamming as an enabling technology for designing deformable, stiffness-tunable, thin sheet interfaces. Interfaces that exhibit tunable stiffness properties can yield dynamic haptic feedback and shape deformation capabilities. In comparison to the particle jamming, layer jamming allows for constructing thin and lightweight form… (More)
— We present a novel semiconductor laser structure, the microstrip laser, where the epitaxial laser layers sit directly above a thick gold layer, instead of on a conventional semiconductor substrate. This design provides advantages for both high frequency and high-power performance compared to conventional ridge waveguide structures. Results indicative of… (More)
We introduce the design and fabrication process of integrating optical fiber into pneumatically driven soft composite shape changing interfaces. Embedded optical waveguides can provide both sensing and illumination, and add one more building block to the design of designing soft pneumatic shape changing interfaces.
Niiyama, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2014. jamSheets: thin interfaces with tunable stiffness enabled by layer jamming. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT This works introduces layer jamming as an enabling technology for designing deformable, stiffness-tunable, thin sheet… (More)
We demonstrate performance of a single chip 46 Gb/s coherent DP-QPSK transceiver. An OSNR penalty <0.9 dB is shown for 56,862 ps/nm CD, and up to 100 ps DGD, 4000 ps 2 SOPMD, and 22,000 rad/s polarization rotation rate.
I present a custom software for typing experiences that opposed to linear word processing renders visible individual writing styles on a personal computer using responsive typography in order to achieve a unique and personal representation of text analogous to handwriting.